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91 Submarine Torbay
Chapman, Paul ; with a foreword by Sir Hugh Mackenzie Robert Hale London 1989 0709038216 / 9780709038214 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Clean and tight. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. Old price sticker on the back cover. 187pp. 104066 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
106 Freud: The Man and the Cause
Clark, Ronald W. Jonathan Cape and Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1980 0297776614 / 9780297776611 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Some foxing to prellims and to outer closed textblock edges. No names or inscriptions. Offsetting browned marks on the f.e.p. and front pastedown from old news cuttings. pp. 652. DJ not price clipped. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). A VERY HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK mainland as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. Small surcharge may apply to UK highlands and islands and N. Ireland; larger surcharge for overseas destinations. NO additional charges for sending within the UK mainland. 303171 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
92 Free Admission
Chase, Ilka W. H. Allen [c. 1949] London 1949 Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Publication date not stated but is c. 1949. This is the second part of Ilka Chase's autobiography; part one being called Past Imperfect. Original cloth. The boards are rubbed and marked. On the front pastedown Bristol Homeopathic Hospital Library bookplate. Otherwise quite a sound reading copy. 272pp. 105081 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
107 A Short Life of Ninety Years
Clarke, Mary G. Astrid and Martin Huggins 1973 0950292400 / 9780950292403 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Brown boards. No dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at spine ends. A gift inscription written in ink on the front endpaper. Very small grubby mark to two pages at the back of the book - the list of subscribers. Otherwise good condition and binding firm. Chapters include a Late Victorian Girlhood, University Training and Professional Apprenticeship, Edinburgh 1914-1924, War-time Manchester 1939-1954, and others. 87pp. 306208 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
93 I Remember It Well
Chevalier, Maurice W. H. Allen 1971 0491004362 / 9780491004367 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A few minor rubs and two short tears to the top edge of the dust jacket. Otherwise in VG clean condition throughout. No names or inscriptions. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 221pp. 303376 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
108 The Marriage of a Rebel : A Mystical-erotic Quest
Clemo, Jack Victor Gollancz Ltd 1980 0575027320 / 9780575027329 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Some light foxing to a few pages. Price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 159pp. 301420 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
94 Nancy Cunard
Chisholm, Nancy Sidgwick and Jackson 1979 0283983353 / 9780283983351 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
VG condition. The dust jacket is faded at the spine, with a few short tears to the top edge. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). Foredges untrimmed. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 366pp. 301984 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
109 The Asquiths
Clifford, Colin John Murray London 2002 0719554578 / 9780719554575 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original burgundy boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Binding tight and square. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xiv, 528. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 304800 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
95 Schumann [The Master Musicians Series]
Chissell, Joan J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd London 1948 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback; no dustjacket. Beige cloth, browned at the spine. Short nicks to the cloth at the head of the spine. Contents in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xi, [i], 275, + plates. 18cm. 103670 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
110 Dr Campbell's Diary of a Visit to England in 1775
Clifford, James L. (ed.) Cambridge University Press Cambridge 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Publisher's original red cloth, slightly faded at lower edges. Previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. Boards and contents in very good, clean condition, excepting a grubby thumbprint mark in the margin of p. 136. The dust jacket is faded and worn, with loss at the spine ends, corners and lower edge of the back cover. 005732 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
96 That Singular Person Called Lear
Chitty, Susan Weidenfeld and Nicolson London 1988 0297793888 / 9780297793885 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Publisher's original grey boards. First edition. In very good clean condition but the pages have significantly browned, due to inferior paper quality. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xiv, 305. 106751 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
111 sic: A Memoir
Cody, Joshua Bloomsbury 2011 1408815206 / 9781408815205 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback and dust jacket in excellent clean FINE unmarked condition. 266pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear). 102170 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
97 That Singular Person Called Lear: The Extraordinary Life of the Author of The Owl and the Pussycat
Chitty, Susan Tempus Stroud, Glos 2007 075244137X / 9780752441375 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New paperback. RRP. 12.99. pp. 335. 304887 
Price: 6.99 GBP

 
112 A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854 - 1967
Cohen, Rachel Jonathan Cape London 2004 0224072587 / 9780224072588 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Black cloth. No names or inscriptions. Some very light occasional foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding tight. Dust jacket not price clipped [18.99]. pp. xvii, 363. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 103695 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
98 We Mustn't Upset The Staff
Christon, Caroline The Falcon Press London 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red boards. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. In VG clean condition. The dust jacket is a little darkened overall with a few minor nicks to the edges. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective clear film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 283pp. A frank and amusing record of the Thriston family experiences as they set out to run a hotel in Stratford-on-Avon, in 1945. 302535 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
113 Bunny Cole: An Oxford Man - A Biography of Raymond Buxton Cole
Cole, Richard The Memoir Club 2010 1841045160 / 9781841045160 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. In very good, clean condition but with small bump to the head of the spine and small crease to the top corner of the front cover. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xi, 196. 106960 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
99 Over the Bridge, An Essay in Autobiography
Church, Richard William Heinemann Ltd 1956 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Reprint. Original red boards. There is a slight bend to the boards. Pages are significantly tanned / browned at the edges, with foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges, particularly heavy to the top edge. No names or inscriptions. 231pp. The dust jacket has some minor marks and foxing and some rubs and short nicks to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105495 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
114 Jonathan Swift: A Biographical and Critical Study
Collins, John Churton Chatto & Windus London 1893 First Edition Red Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - 7.75" Tall 
Internally clean and unmarked. Binding is shaken with a spine lean. Boards are marked and rubbed, spine browned and titles dulled. 280pp. Image available on request. 022543 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
 
100 The Golden Sovereign, A conclusion to Over the Bridge
Church, Richard William Heinemann Ltd 1957 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Previous owner's Book Society bookplate on the front pastedown. Original red boards. a cup ring mark to the centre of the front board. Some light sporadic foxing. The binding is firm. Some creasing and grubby marks to the dust jacket, including pink marks to the back cover and the front flap. The dust jacket is also worn at the edges - rubbed, torn and chipped with minor loss and has darkened spine and edges. A good solid reading / reference copy. 245pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105496 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
115 Air Command: A Fighter Pilot's Story
Collishaw, Air Vice-Marshal Raymond ; with R. V. Dobbs William Kimber and Co. Limited London 1973 0718300734 / 9780718300739 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's original green boards. A couple of very pale marks on the front endpaper. A very good copy in a good dust jacket, which has a c. one inch tear to the top edge of the front cover, two other short tears / nicks which have been reinforced by a previous owner with a clear scotch-type tape and some further minor rubs, short nicks and chips. Flattened crease to the front flap of the DJ. Jacket design by John Witherington. Collishaw served in both the First and Second World Wars. 256pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 304731 
Price: 60.00 GBP

 
 
101 The Voyage Home [Signed Copy]
Church, Richard Heinemann London 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards - just a little faded at the edges. Signed by the author on the title page. There is a previous owner's gift inscription written in biro on the front endpaper and dated 1964. The binding is nice and firm and pages themselves are clean, though there are a few foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges and some small speckles to the front endpaper. The dust jacket is faded at the spine and edges, has some rubs, chips, minor creasing and a couple of short tears to the edges. Front flap price clipped. 223pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105653 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
116 British Sports and Sportsmen: Past and Present. Part I and Part II (Complete 2 Volume set)
Compiled and Edited by "The Sportsman" ; introduction by Horace G. Hutchinson British Sports and Sportsmen King Street, Covent Garden, London 1908 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall 
Original cloth binding, half green with brown sides. Gilt titles. Light green marbled endpapers. Both volumes have lightly cracked inner hinges. Front hinge of Volume I is more noticeably cracked though binding is still firm. pp. xxiii, 168; ix, 169-325. 39cm. Profusely illustrated, including numerous photogravures. These don't have tissue guards. Some foxing throughout. Top edge gilt. DELIVERY: No extra charges for sending within the UK MAINLAND. An extra fee may be necessary for UK islands and highlands, including N. Ireland. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY may not available for this set due to size and weight - please contact us BEFORE ORDERING. There will be significant extra postage charges for international orders. A discount on postage is available for collection from our North Oxfordshire shop premises. 104591 
Price: 135.00 GBP

 
 
102 Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill: A Portrait with Letters
Churchill, Peregrine ; Mitchell, Julian Collins 1974 0002113937 / 9780002113939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original burgundy cloth. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some spotting / foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. Light rubs and a couple of short nicks to the dust jacket edges and some creasing to the front flap of the dust jacket. 285pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306333 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
117 Stud : Adventures in Breeding
Conley, Kevin Bloomsbury US 2002 0747560064 / 9780747560067 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
NEW hardback. RRP. 16.99. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 209pp. Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fame horse to the harem stallion with his feral herd, Stud looks at intimate acts in idyllic settings (and the billion-dollar business behind them), providing a voyeuristic glimpse of just how human the equine world can be. 302131 
Price: 9.34 GBP

 
 
103 Winston S. Churchill Volume II Young Statesman 1901-1914
Churchill, Randolph S. Heinemann London 1988 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint. Original red boards. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages clean. Binding firm and square. Top edge red - some splash marks to this red top edge. DJ not price clipped. pp. xxix, 775. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 306246 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
118 All My Friends Will Buy It: A Bottlefield Tour
Cooper, Leo Spellmount Staplehurst 2005 1862272840 / 9781862272842 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket; both in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. pp. xxviii, 228. 303071 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
104 Young Winston's Wars: The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900
Churchill, Winston S. ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Frederick Woods Readers Union Newton Abbot, Devon 1975 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Readers Union book club edition. Original black boards. Two flattened creases to the title page. Otherwise very good, clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Corners lightly bumped. Binding firm. Dust jacket a bit bruised at edges. pp. xxviii, 350. 104710 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
119 All My Friends Will Buy It: A Bottlefield Tour
Cooper, Leo Spellmount Staplehurst 2005 1862272840 / 9781862272842 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket; both in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. pp. xxviii, 228. 307240 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
105 Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir
Clark, Mary Higgins Simon & Schuster London 2003 0684817306 / 9780684817309 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. A slight forwards lean to the spine and the pages have are slightly tanned / darkened. Otherwise clean and firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. 208pp. First UK edition. 030955 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
120 Smithers: A True Story of Private Imperialism
Copping, Arthur E. Hodder and Stoughton London Second Edition Green Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 12mo - 7.5" Tall 
Paint splatters to front board, edgewear to binding. Internally there is an old library stamp and a small number to the front pastedown. The pages are tanned. Foxing to page edges. Date stamp to rear endpaper, rear endpaper has been pasted onto rear pastedown. 292pp. Image available on request. 020695 
Price: 7.95 GBP

 
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